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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." He built his distillery in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacob’s wash, we’ve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! It’s in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Very dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of a rich dark chocolate cake, with vanilla and raisins. Full body. Of course some alcohol but really no more than you’d get from a glass of wine. Flavor is sweet and complex, chocolate predominates, lightly roasted malts, fruits, oak, molassess. It’s not really drinkable beyond slow sipping, and probably too sweet, but wonderful anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours an oily black with no head. Vanilla bourbon and caramel and alcohol in the aroma. The taste is sweet and mellow. The texture is silky smooth and oily. The flavors coat the mouth as the heat from the alcohol warms the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (887) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Thanks Jeff for this one. A big thick creamy feel. Masks the alcohol extremely well. The aroma puts off a big boozy scent but barely in the taste. Pretty intense stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bergstaden (1591) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt aroma with some dark fruits - Good sweet malt body with dark fruits caramel and some chocolate - Lingering smooth dark malt finsih - This was extremely good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle, shared with a bajillion people and still feels like there's too much to drink. Pours viscous dark brown that briefly sports mocha head before it disappears into a still, leggy beer. Aroma: bourbon fudge. Taste: bourbon fudge. For real. Warming alcohol at the end but surprisingly easy to drink. Palate: viscous, full body, soft carbonation. Overall: this is dangerous. Also really tasty. Also, boozier than the jack Daniels "winter jack" sitting next to it. Also, hard to imagine ever drinking a bottle of this, even split with 6 people. For that reason I can't really give it a high "overall" score, even though I do enjoy this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2674) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with fast dissipating, small tan head. Aroma of wood, coffee, licorice, vanilla/bourbon, leather, oats, dark fruit, raw sugar and bitter chocolate. Taste is very sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, licorice, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Full bodied with low carbonation. Quite a bit of alcohol. Very nice still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1777) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Pours dark with low to no brown head Aromas of coffee, tar, peated malts, dark fruits Wow taste is like a kick in the mouth. Full bodied, very sweet, tar, coffee, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Pours black. Aroma is honey, chocolate, esters, coffee. Taste is honey, muscovado sugar, bourbon, vanilla, dark red fruit. Very good!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3071) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Deep black, oily pour, thin tan film fades out rather quickly leaving nothing behind. Aroma is huge; chocolate, smooth bourbon, sweet vanilla, fresh toffee, heavy oak, nice roasted malts... Very robust & heavy aroma. Taste... You’d have no idea this was 17%+ ABV. Sweet, burnt brown sugar, rustic oak, super smooth bourbon, vanilla notes, rich chocolate, a touch of creamy toffee, finishing residual sweetness. Slightly roasty, but mostly sweet with no boozy burn. This one could be dangerous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Batch no. 2, bottled. A very dark brown (almost purple) pour, very thick brown head. The aroma is very intense, mostly bourbon with light notes of coconut, and malt. The taste is very full bodied with strong bourbon flavor. Sipping this beer is a slow process, which opens up notes of coffee and chocolate. The alcohol is very strong and the finish is very dry and malty. Overall is this a great barrel age from Avery, strong and complex.

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